Everybody's mental wellbeing is important, including yours. You're not alone if you're feeling anxious or stressed; COVID-19 has meant big changes to the way we all live. It's completely natural to be worried about COVID-19 and the changes that are happening all around us. However, too much worry can reduce our ability to think clearly and cope with daily challenges. This makes us less able to look after others and ourselves.

It is probably time to reach out when your experience of anxiety affects your life in a negative way. Mood changes, feeling overwhelmed or finding it difficult to sleep can all be signs that anxiety and worry are causing problems.. There is never a wrong time to seek help. Talking about how you feel is a really effective way to deal with anxiety. There are simple things we can all do that can support us through these difficult times:

  • Staying connected to culture is important for your health and wellbeing. When you can't see the people you love, use time at home to share your culture and stories.
  • If you are feeling anxious or stressed, keep a daily routine and stay connected with your family and friends. This can help you stay grounded and keep a positive frame of mind.
  • Exercise and eating well also helps your wellbeing, especially during uncertain times.
  • Reach out to your mob if you're not feeling your best. Let's get through this together.
  • Keep up with your medical appointments and medications, especially if you have an ongoing health condition. It's safe to seek help – your hospital and local medical services are taking steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. You're not a burden on the healthcare system, so don't delay your health care.
  • If you're worried about how you or someone close to you is dealing with stress, call 1800 512 348 to speak with someone who can help or visit Your health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Current as at: Monday 1 May 2023
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW